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Armour, Kathleen; Sandford, Rachel – Educational Review, 2013
In 2006, Sandford, Armour and Warmington undertook a comprehensive review of the literature on the role of physical activity/sport and physical education in promoting positive development for disaffected youth. This paper revisits the findings of the literature review in light of data from a four-year evaluation of one corporate-sponsored physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education
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Armour, Kathleen; Duncombe, Rebecca – Sport, Education and Society, 2012
There would appear to be an enduring belief that successful sportsmen and women can act as powerful motivational role models for young people, especially disaffected, disadvantaged or disengaged youth. In the UK, for example, this belief has been expressed recently in the development of programmes, such as changingLIVES, the Respect Athlete Mentor…
Descriptors: Athletes, Role Models, Mentors, Student Motivation